Review of chapter "Meetings" from DieselDriver
Slight little problem here. You have her being told she would fly out of Edwards AFB in 2 hours which would have been fine if she were anywhere in Southern CA north of Los Angeles, then later in the chapter, you have her riding a C-141 from Pope to Bagdad. That's fine except that a C-141 would need at least one refueling stop or inflight refueling to do that flight (to the best of my knowledge anyway). I flew in a C-141 about as lightly loaded as this one is described to be and we flew from Travis to Hickam to Guam to Clark in the Philipines. A bit longer but also 2 fuel stops.
Reply to your comment: I got it from this passage:
"So I won't be answering to you on this one? That's a plus," I put a vaguely hopeful tone in my voice hoping," he sounded calm as to spur a reaction. Unfortunately my boss knows my smart-ass ways only too well.
"You will be flying out of Edwards Air Force Base in two hours. You'll be meeting the rest of your team in Baghdad. You do a good job and I will be making some more friends in the industry from this," he sounded calm as usual.
Also, as you can see on this page of the specs, it's range is officially listed as 2950 nautical miles, ferrying (empty) 6100 miles. So with a very light load, it's still going to require a stop. U.S. Military flights typically stop in Germany for refuel and crew rest. Iraq Airlines does it in a straight shot with a long range 747 in 19.5 hours. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C-141_Starlifter
Where did you get Edwards from? She was in North Carolina and flew out of Pope.
Review By [DieselDriver
] • Date [5 Aug 14] • Not Rated